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Bipartisan letter urges House leadership to extend HIT relief in any end of session legislation

On October 28, 2016, Representatives Ami Bera (CA-07), Charles Boustany (LA-03), Kristi Noem (SD-At-large) & Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) sent a bipartisan letter to Speaker Paul Ryan and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi requesting their serious consideration to include another one-year suspension of the Health Insurance Tax in any end of session legislation moving through Congress.

Dear Speaker Ryan and Leader Pelosi:

We write to urge your serious consideration that another one-year suspension of the health insurance tax be included in any appropriate legislation moving through Congress during the upcoming lame duck session.

As we continue to explore legislative options for making health care more affordable and bringing some immediate financial relief to Americans and their families, we believe this issue has proven time and again to be a successful opportunity for good, bipartisan work to be done.

In that same vein, you are likely aware of the bipartisan legislation introduced, H.R. 928, which would fully repeal the health insurance tax. To date, 235 bipartisan House members have cosponsored this bill; this exceeds the number of cosponsors that similar bipartisan bills attracted in the two preceding Congresses. Furthermore, as health care costs continue to rise, many working families and small business owners across the nation are becoming increasingly concerned with the impact the health insurance tax has in increasing their health insurance premium costs.

Click here to view the full letter.